Seven U.S. steel companies and the United Steelworkers union have lodged an anti-dumping and countervailing duty trade case against China imports, alleging that Chinese steelworkers have unfairly dumped tubular and pipe steel.
Light-switch maker Lutron Electronics Co. Inc. has filed a complaint against Universal Smart Electric Corp. with the U.S. International Trade Commission, accusing the California-based company of importing dimmer switches that infringe two of Lutron's patents and one trademark.
The U.S. International Trade Commission has upheld a decision clearing most of the companies British sugar producer Tate & Lyle PLC accused of infringing patents for technology used to make sucralose, a leading artificial sweetener in the U.S.
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. will pay newly bankrupt rival Spansion LLC $70 million to settle flash memory technology patent infringement complaints in federal court and before the U.S. International Trade Commission.
A federal appeals court has allowed the U.S. International Trade Commission to continue its probe into the alleged infringement of an Agere Systems Inc. patent, rejecting claims by Cypress Semiconductor Corp. that the ITC abused its discretion in investigating the issue.
A pilot program allowing for some federal judges to sharpen their expertise in patent law could help whittle down pending cases and speed up patent litigation — a process that practitioners say has become painfully slow.
LSI Corp. and Cypress Semiconductor Corp. have asked a federal judge to temporarily lift a stay and dismiss Cypress from a patent suit brought by LSI accusing a slew of semiconductor companies of infringing a computer chip coating method.
A U.S. International Trade Commission judge has upheld an earlier finding that Sinochem Modern Environmental Protection Chemicals (Xi'an) Co. Ltd. imported refrigerants that infringed INEOS Fluor Holdings Ltd.’s patent covering a manufacturing process for coolant.
The U.S. International Trade Commission has begun an investigation of light-emitting diode chips and laser diode chips made by six companies based in China and Taiwan, after receiving a patent infringement complaint from a retired Columbia University professor who has asserted her LED patents against numerous other companies in recent years.
Patent licenser Saxon Innovations LLC has settled its suit against cell phone maker High Tech Computer Corp. over four patents covering wireless communications and computer chip functions, leaving a handful of electronics heavies still litigating with Saxon.
Putting to rest multiple patent infringement suits lodged over the matter, Microsoft Corp. and TomTom NV have reached a settlement under which the navigation technology company will pay an undisclosed sum to use certain file management and navigation patents.
The lack of uniformity in national laws and practices governing privileged communications between intellectual property advisers and their clients is causing clients to risk loss of confidentiality and of privilege in countries where privilege exists, a committee of the World Intellectual Property Organization has found.
Sharp Corp. has reportedly appealed a loss it suffered at the hands of a Tokyo court in one of the company's many patent battles with Samsung Electronics Co. spread around the world related to liquid crystal display products.
The U.S. International Trade Commission has agreed to investigate a complaint alleging Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.'s BlackJack smartphone infringes patents belonging to patent-holding company Saxon Innovations LLC.
Hewlett-Packard Co. settled a patent infringement dispute with Ninestar Technology Co. Ltd. over ink cartridge parts on Tuesday, marking the second time HP has forced the printer accessories manufacturer to pony up for similar technology, this time out of court.
The U.S. International Trade Commission has launched an investigation into whether Eastman Kodak Co.’s handheld digital cameras infringe two patents held by Korea-based electronics giant Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.
TomTom Global Assets BV has filed a suit alleging Microsoft Corp.'s Streets & Trips software infringes four navigation-related patents, less than a month after Microsoft filed complaints against TomTom NV in district court and the U.S. International Trade Commission over several of the software giant's patents.
A bill has been introduced in the U.S. Senate that would reduce the tariffs on imported ethanol and ensure parity with the nation’s ethanol blender subsidy.
Marking a steady drop in cases over the years, filings of intellectual property lawsuits continued to decline in U.S. district courts in 2008, according to statistical data on U.S. district and appeals courts.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued a second rejection of all claims for one of two patents at the center of an infringement dispute between digital television rivals Vizio Inc. and Funai Electronics Co. Ltd.